Joy & Jamba Juice

I was a manager at Jamba Juice in Venice beach when I met Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings). He came into the store with his agent to order a Strawberries Wild. I have never seen anyone so excited to order a smoothie. Elijah said enthusiastically with a huge smile on his face and wide […]

Open Hands or Clenched Fists.

We were new to Mobile when the turtle was crossing the road. Seriously. We were almost home when low and behold there was a big turtle walking slowly across Johnson Road! I was driving. I slowed down. My wife got out of the car, picked up the turtle and walked up to our car holding […]

True Drive

I’ll never forget being at that stoplight on the West Coast. The cabdriver in front of me was making some kind of rapid motion in his cab. I soon realized that the cabdriver was vigorously lifting a 20 pound weight as he was waiting for the light to turn green! I laughed out loud – […]

Snowboarding & Suffocating

I should have scouted out what was on the other side of the jump before I flew off of it. I was stuck up to my neck in snow. The air had been knocked out of me. I felt like I was suffocating. I needed help badly. My friend saw me next to the tree […]

The Chasing Snake & Forward Motion

I was running up the hill as fast as I could sure that the rattle snake was about to sink it’s fangs into my ankle. My life flashed before my eyes. If this snake had a mission it was to take me down! Being a kid, I was frightened at the possible outcome of this […]